The outright distortions of fact and truth from those on the left wishing to raise taxes to build inefficient and costly light rail in the Triangle seem to have no end.
Karen Rindge, who heads up a so-called progressive organization WakeUp Wake County, says that raising the sales tax on all residents in Wake, Durham and Orange counties in support of building the $2.2 billion rail system is fair because "everyone is going to use the system."
Even the most optimistic projections from the Triangle Transit Authority (TTA) say that the trains will only carry 30,000 daily riders by the year 2030 (when the population of the Triangle is projected to be around 2,000,000). So how in the world is that "everyone"?
At most, trains will initially take 3% of the cars off the roads, which will quickly be made up by an increasing population, negating the benefits in just a couple of years.
So how does "everyone" use it?
This distortion of reality is nothing new for groups like WakeUp Wake who want to tax everyone and control where people can live and prosper. The group is nothing more than a bunch of central planners who think that they know best how to run other people's lives.
Let's reject this coming boondoggle of light rail in the Triangle. If these people were serious about public transportation, they'd be encouraging increased bus usage, which is both less expensive and able to be flexible to changing population patterns.
They want trains because they want to control where people live, where they work and how they travel. No tax is too great, no price is too high.